The above photograph is a joke, a gag, an object lesson in how coaches know what they're doing sometimes.
For years, I wished former Golden State Warriors head coach Don Nelson would play Anthony Randolph more. Clearly, the old coach was being too hard on the youngster. Clearly, he was a star in the making who only required more opportunity.
Well, some years later, it's quite clear that Nelson knew what he was doing in this specific instance. Randolph never materialized into a rotation player, let alone a star. I use this picture to remind myself that coaches aren't always buffoons, and that sometimes, a player sits for a reason.
I'm citing the following players as people we perhaps should be seeing more of, all the while acknowledging that head coaches have the final word.